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In a weightless environment, growing plants and vegetables is quite difficult -- soil and water will rise and the plant’s roots cling to whatever it can grab a hold of. This is what the astronauts face aboard the International Space Station (ISS) when trying to grow plants.
The remoteness of the International Space Station means that the culinary options for astronauts living onboard are somewhat limited, but all that may change when the SpaceX-3 resupply mission arrives at the station early next week.
Future astronauts spending Thanksgiving in space may not have to forgo one of the most traditional parts of the day's feast: fresh sweet potatoes.
Astronauts could one day tend their own crops on long space missions, and Purdue University researchers have found a healthy candidate to help satisfy a sweet tooth - a strawberry that requires little maintenance and energy.
- Large; stout; burly.